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Congressman John Duncan

Representing the 2nd District of Tennessee


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March 26, 2018 Press Release

On Friday, I voted against the omnibus appropriations bill for many reasons.

Among them, I think it is ridiculous to increase federal spending when Our Nation has just exceeded 20 trillion dollars in debt.

However, there has been some false publicity that Members of Congress would receive pay raises in the omnibus bill.  

In fact, there was a specific provision in the omnibus to keep Members of Congress from receiving any raises.

Members of Congress have not received pay raises for 9 years. 

June 23, 2017 Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                            CONTACT: Don Walker

June 22, 2017                                                                                                       (202) 225-5435


April 15, 2015 Speeches

Some people refer to today as tax day—the day on which individual income tax returns are due to the federal government.

October 29, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman John J. Duncan, Jr. (R-Tenn.) was ranked one of the most fiscally conservative lawmakers and the top defender of taxpayers from Tennessee by the Nation’s leading taxpayer watchdog group.

The National Taxpayer’s Union (NTU) gave Rep. Duncan a score of 94-percent for his voting record in 2013, placing him third out of the 430 Members of the U.S. House of Representatives who were scored and first from Tennessee.  His ranking earned him the “Taxpayers’ Friend Award.”  

July 24, 2014 Speeches

Mr. Speaker:

Tom Brokaw said the targeting of 298 conservative groups by the IRS was “outrageous” and called for a “complete investigation and thorough housecleaning.”

He said this is not “a conservative or liberal issue. It really is about trusting your government.”

June 14, 2014 In The News
Congressman John J. Duncan Jr., R-Tenn., was honored this week as Tennessee’s top “Taxpayer Hero” by the nation’s largest nonpartisan watchdog group dedicated to eliminating waste in government.
May 29, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman John J. Duncan, Jr. (R-Tenn.) received the International Foodservice Distributors Association’s 2014 Thomas Jefferson Award.  The Thomas Jefferson Award recognizes the importance of smaller government.

May 7, 2014 Speeches

I thank the Gentleman from Florida for yielding

I can't cover all the issues that are being raised here today, but I do want to say this.

October 10, 2013 In The News
Representative John J. Duncan Jr., Republican of Tennessee, said, “This is the most messed-up, convoluted, confusing law that’s ever been passed.’’